Do you all celebrate Onam at your place?
Looking for a yummy and quick recipe to add to your Onasadya?
Here is the pineapple pachadi recipe kerala style, the easy way.
Onam – The festival of Kerala:
Onam is considered as one of the main festivals in Kerala. Malayalees all over the world celebrate Onam to welcome their yesteryear ruler Mahabali.
As per the belief Mahabali would visit his fellow beings on the Thiruvonam day of Chinga masam and people welcome him using Athapoo ( floral carpet).
Hailing from God’s own country, I have never ever missed my Onam sadyas, which is the highlight of the whole celebration. Only difference is that, earlier it used to be very easy. Play with your friends or cousins the whole day and reach the dining table for lunch. Now, you need to be in kitchen and prepare everything. 😉
I must admit that preparing an entire sadya is actually a big task. So today’s post is about one of the sadya items. My favorite one from the sadya dishes is pineapple pachadi (only next to payasam) and is one of the easiest items as well.
The sweet and tangy taste is what I love the most about this dish. One more reason why I love the dish is that, it has been always a hit for Onam potlucks.
Having given all these promises about the hit sadya item, I truly hope you all will try it out on Onam. By the way, Onam this year falls on August 28th.
Kerala pineapple pachadi recipe – preparation method:
Cut pineapple into dices and cook in a pan along with jaggery and chilly powder. Water will ooze out from pineapple. But still, you may add a little water. Cook till the water is all drained.
Coarsely grind the pineapple. Grind coconut and cumin to a fine paste.
Cook the coarsely grinded pineapple and coconut paste till the raw smell of coconut is gone. Add beaten yogurt to this and mix well. Reduce the flame.
Add tempering using mustard, dried red chilly and curry leaves.
- You could also use pineapple chunks available in stores. But the fresh pineapple tastes much better.
- In few parts of Kerala the pachadi mixture has mustard seeds also grinded along with coconut. I personally do not like tangy flavour of mustard seeds and hence omitted the same. But for all other pachadis it’s a must ingredient.
As I said already, I hope you all try this pineapple pachadi recipe for this Onam. Do let me know whether you liked it or not!
What is your hit dish for Onam sadya?
What other pachadi varieties do you prepare at home?
Wishing you all a very Happy and Prosperous Onam!